Meghan Markle Claims Royal Family Had 'Concerns' Over 'How Dark' Son Archie's 'Skin May Be'
Meghan Markle insists that it was up to the royal family, not herself or Prince Harry, that son Archie wasn't given the title of "prince."
"They didn’t want [Archie] to be a prince," she claimed. And because he wouldn't have a title, "he wasn’t going to receive security. This went on through the last few months of our pregnancy."
When Oprah Winfrey asked the reasoning behind their decision, Meghan replied, "There is no explanation. There is no version. I heard a lot it through Harry and other parts of it with conversations with family members and it was a decision they felt was appropriate."
"The idea of our son not being safe and the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be..." she explained. "It’s not their right to take it away and so I think even with that convention, they want to change the convention for Archie. Well, why?"
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Oprah then asked Meghan if they withheld the title because of his race.
"In those months when I was pregnant ... there were also concerns or conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born. There’s several conversations ... with Harry. And what that would mean or look like," Meghan revealed.
Oprah asked Meghan who was involved in those convos, to which she vaguely replied, "I think that would very damaging to them. That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations family had with him and it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalized conversations."
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The two later announced the sex of baby No. 2. "It's a girl," Harry shared. “It's amazing. [We're] just grateful. To have any child… but to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for?”